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SugarlyBox Candy Subscription Box Review – September 2018

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SugarlyBox is a new candy subscription box! You can choose to receive either 3 or 9 packs of candy each month in fun, brightly colored packaging.

This is a review of SugarlyBox 3-pack, $11.99 + $5.50 shipping.

My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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About Sugarly Box

The Subscription Box: SugarlyBox

The Cost: 3 candies per month is $11.99 + $5.50 shipping. 9 candies per month is $29.99 + $8.50 shipping.

The Products: “Premium candies and chocolates.” According to their FAQ, “Depending on the box you order:  You will get 1 pound of candy in the 3-Pack SugarlyBox and 3 pounds of candy in the 9-Pack Sugarly Box.”

Ships to: U.S. only

Our Review

Sugarlybox September 2018 review

A lot of thought has been put into the presentation of this box. All the jars and even the box itself are sturdy, stylish and reusable, solving a common problem with subscription boxes: continuous waste.

One thing that struck me as strange was that there was no nutritional information included, no promotional flyers not even a card about the company. Perhaps this was also in an effort to reduce waste, but it would have been nice to see some ingredients and not having them is very unusual for any food items. One of the jars didn’t even have the name of the contents on it! It just said “It’s Hot in Here”, presumably in reference to the spicy flavor or aroma within.

I really do appreciate the minimalism that SugarlyBox is exercising here, even if they do take it to slightly disconcerting levels (I couldn’t even find the nutritional info on their website!).

Milk Chocolate Raisins

Milk Chocolate Raisins

These are huge! A firm, long standing favorite of mine, they’re simple and satisfying and always good especially when they are this massive!. There’s a lot crammed into the jar with hardly any space left at the top so I feel like SugarlyBox is making an effort to provide good value.

Gummy Apple Rings

Gummy Apple Rings

These look and smell wonderful, with that distinct candy apple aroma I imagine a green neon sign would have if I had synesthesia. However, they don’t taste as strong and sour as the Applejacks from my childhood. They do have a good texture though, not too chewy, but I think I’ll be sharing these with my coworkers.

It’s Hot in Here (Cinnamon Jelly beans)

I think these are cinnamon jelly beans if my taste buds are accurate. They’re about three times the size of regular Jelly Belly branded jelly beans, but the flavor is not diluted! They have real kick to them and create a genuine tingling spiciness on your tongue! They also have a slight wasabi effect if you breathe out of your nose at the wrong time! Very impressive taste and like before the jar is jam packed.

Verdict: My sweet tooth really likes SugarlyBox! The three jars give a nice range of flavors without feeling over indulgent, and the quality of the candies and the presentation is excellent. It would be nice to be able to verify that the ingredients are actually of good quality but I suppose densely packed jars of sweets are not really intended for people who are concerned about nutritional value. I would still appreciate knowing there was nothing toxic in there though.

This would also be a great box for building up a collection of candy. While the chocolate raisins will probably all be gone by tomorrow the jelly beans and the gummy apple rings will almost certainly last a while, only being sampled every now and then. I grew up in a town that had a candy store famous for its rows of jars full of sweets and Sugarly lets me recreate that in a more compact form at home. So it definitely earns points for nostalgia even if the apple flavor isn’t as potent as it was back then.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Candies appear to be sent at random, so you’ll likely get a different mix if you subscribe now.

Value Breakdown: At $17.49 for this box on the month-to-month plan, you’re paying about $25.44 per pound of candy.

Check out all of our SugarlyBox reviews and find other candy boxes in the Sweets Subscription Box Directory!

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Written by Bob Shields

Bob Shields

Bob is an engineer, photographer and podcaster who’s focuses include technology, food, art and popular culture. He can be heard analyzing the movies and performances of Charlize Theron and Keanu Reeves on two podcasts, Theronathon and The Keanu Review. Among others Bob enjoys Sprezzabox which furnishes him with stylish accessories and interesting little trinkets that he wouldn’t otherwise think to buy for himself.

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Comments (14)

  1. I was curious as to what town you grew up in?
    I grew up in a big town so not many small cute candy shops. When I have the money I want to move but I want to move to somewhere that is a relatively small community and where everyone knows everyone basically and that has nice shops and things like that. Sorry for rambling on. I’d like to know what town you lived in so I can know about the candy store

    • I grew up in Moffat, Scotland, which has the World Famous (according to them) Moffat Toffee Shop.

  2. It states on their website that a nutritional card is included. I think they forgot to send it in your box.

    • They must have forgotten it in the previous one we reviewed too!

  3. Yikes on value and yikes on lack of transparency. Aren’t there federal guidelines by the FDA for food labeling – ingredients and nutritional value and such?

  4. The cinnamon flavored candies are Hot Tamales. You can buy them pretty much anyplace that sells candy. They cost $1, for a big movie size box. They’re my husband’s favorite.

    • Basically, all of these items can be purchased for about $1 each at any Target or Wal-mart or drug store candy aisle. This might be visually appealing, but not including any nutritional information, or an ingredients list, should be a big, red flag. Who is packing this stuff? Was it purchased in bulk? Expiration dates? Handling process?

    • Oh awesome! I’d never heard that name, but I’ll know for the next time I encounter them!

  5. Great review!

    • Thanks!

  6. How do we know this is quality chocolate in this box? I wouldn’t pay for it without more information. It is very easy to print on the website if saving paper. Doesn’t seem like marketing did a good job to me.

  7. They are repackaging bulk candies and can’t use the proprietary names, would be my guess.

    Your third candy is ” Hot Tamales”, it appears to me. I love them! Always a movie theater staple to get one box of Hot Tamales and one box of Junior Mint with a great big Diet Coke. Best of both worlds right there. 😉

    I guess the cinnamon Hot Tamales weren’t a favorite in your region? They are still in our cinema lobbies and convenience stores.. and I STILL love them. 🙂

  8. I think they just forgot to add the nutritional fact cards. On their website it states it is included in the box. I think I know someone I could gift these to for the holidays.

  9. I really dig the idea of this box, but no nutritional info or ingredients list is way too disconcerting for me :/

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